Phoenix Park is located in North Dublin city and open all year round. The park’s enclosed walls contain an extraordinary 1,750 acres of recreational space – a mere 1.5km from Maldron Hotel Smithfield.
Most popular amongst locals due to the Zoo occupying its walls and most uniquely – being the home to a herd of fallow deer that roam the park freely. It was established in 1662 as a royal deer park and is now a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife.
The park is also home to the President of Ireland, that resides and works in the Áras an Uachtaráin dating back from 1750. This is open on Saturdays for free guided tours.
Phoenix Park is accessible by Dublin Bus routes 25, 26, 37, 38, 39, 70 and Luas red line.
Bikes are available for rent in the park for those who wish to explore not only the park but its woodlands, historic buildings, monuments, picnic area and its universally accessible playground. Beautiful structures include the Papal cross, Phoenix Park monument and Wellington monument.